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Women's Six Nations 2014: Gaelle Mignot's double helped France beat England

Last Updated: 01/02/14 11:42pm

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France women ran out 18-6 winners in their Six Nations clash against England

France women ran out 18-6 winners in their Six Nations clash against England

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Captain Gaelle Mignot scored two tries as France kicked off their Six Nations campaign with an 18-6 victory over England on Saturday.

England crushed France 40-20 at Twickenham in November, but it was a completely different story at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble.

The visitors opened the scoring courtesy of a Katy Mclean penalty, but Sandrine Agricole's drop-goal just four minutes later levelled the scores.

Agricole missed a chance to put France in front when a penalty fell just short of the crossbar and they were made to pay when Mclean added a second penalty.

Levelled matters

However, Agricole's did slot home a three-pointer to ensure the scores were level at six apiece at half time.

France carried their momentum into the second half with Mignot touching down as part of a driving maul after a successful line-out close to England's try line.

They scored a carbon copy of that try in the 65th minute. Again it was Mignot who touched down for her second try of the contest. Jessy Tremouliere slotted home the conversion after missing a penalty earlier in the second half.

France could even afford another two more missed penalties, but they did not prove costly as the hosts sealed a richly-deserved success ahead of the World Cup in six months' time.

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